We're making Wichita a destination of choice.
Wichita's hub for arts and entertainment is Downtown. If you haven't been downtown in a while, it's time to come back. Our city is experiencing a resurgence in its arts, music and culinary scenes. Indulge in the simple pleasures of antique shopping or a Saturday morning trip to the Farm and Art Market. Celebrate the finer things in life with a night out for dinner, music or the theater. New developments, infrastructure improvements and redevelopments are making Downtown Wichita a destination of choice. Drag your mouse through this site, then drag Douglas ... just one more time.
WDDC is proud to be a key mover in enhancing our downtown's cultural and entertainment options. The organization's involvement and financial support have enhanced numerous seasonal events and festivals. These include the Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, the Wichita River Festival, the Automobilia Moonlight car show, the Tallgrass Film Festival, the Old Town Farm & Art Market, numerous Old Town events and the Mayor’s downtown Christmas tree lighting celebration.
The Final Friday gallery crawl is perhaps one of WDDC's most successful achievements. Connecting monthly art shows at downtown galleries with a free trolley shuttle makes an art-inspired trek to the city’s core convenient for thousands of art lovers each month. Drawing on the success of Final Friday, in April, 2009 WDDC helped launch First Friday, a music crawl that puts the focus on the talented musicians that call Wichita home.